GRUB does not load Windows XP

Johan johanscheepers at
Sat Jul 16 20:39:32 UTC 2005

On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 21:47:39 +0200
Weiers Coetser <coetserw at> wrote:

> I'm sorry, I responded just now without seeing all the messages. I edited 
> menu.lst as suggested and got the following error messages. (This time it 
> did not freeze, it asked me to press a key and then returned me to the GRUB 
> menu)
> Booting "That other Microspft XP OS"
> root (hd1,0)
> Filesystem type unkown, partition type 0x7
> root noverify (hd1,0)
> map (hd0)(hd1)
> Error 11: unrecognised device string
> Press any key to continue.
> --It seems XP is seeing through the lies i tell.
> Sorry... can somebody give me some more adivce. (I added lba=32 on the top 
> of the <> file, but it does not seem to have made a 
> difference either, so I removed it again.)
> Thanks
> Weiers
I use this one without fail if windows is on the second drive..

title  Windows XP Pro   /dev/hdb1
root (HD1,0)
map (0x81) (0x80)
map (0x80) (0x81)
chainloader +1


title  Windows XP Pro   /dev/hda1
root (HD1,0)
chainloader +1

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